UPS Part Time Package Handler Interview Questions

Updated Sep 20, 2014
Updated Sep 20, 2014
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Part Time Package Handler Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at UPS.

Interview Details

Applied online, and scheduled an interview/tour thing. Went down there and there were 25 other people there total interviewing as well. The lady took us through the warehouse and told us about everything. Then we were led back to the first building and had to wait in line as we were interviewed one by one. I was pretty much in the middle of the line at least, and ended up waiting about an hour. The actual interview was really quick. She didn't even ask anything like why I wanted to work there, she just quickly looked over the paper I(and everyone else) filled out and asked about hour availability and if I was going to college or not. That was pretty much it then I left.

Whole thing took like 2 or 3 hours, most of it was waiting in line for the extremely short interview.

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at UPS in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Took tour of facility. Went back for interview with HR took about 5 minutes before they gave me the verbal offer. Overall extremely easy and enjoyable. They do interviews for the overnight shift at that time so 11pm is when you start.

    Interview Questions
    • They mentioned that I may want to wait about 30 days and start circulating my resume to potentially be able to progress from inside the company. They were worried that I was over qualified for the position.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ontario, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ontario, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at UPS.

    Interview Details

    Asked questions, explained position, salary, benefits and hours. Explained company culture, which is a lie. Signed forms, I9, gave drivers license. Asked what my previous jobs were and what I did. Asked why I wanted to work at UPS. (They do offer a good service).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Coralville, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coralville, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at UPS in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was very straight forward. After online application, was called and email regarding a job visit to discuss job details. Arrived early morning to group interview. Took a quick tour and had individual interview. Had a couple of days to decide if the job was for me or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked if the work hours bothered me or not (3am-8:30am). Difficult to answer because wasn't sure of myself.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ontario, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ontario, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at UPS in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    So I applied on May 2014 for a PT-Package Handler position in the Ontario AirHub in California and it was the worst experience I have ever had when applying for a job. I checked every day after I applied to see when the next orientation meeting was because there are certain days when they open up the list for people to sign-up for it and when it reaches the limit of applicants, it closes and you have to wait another week or so for another orientation opening. Oh, and without that orientation you cannot be offered a position, and attending these meeting does not guarantee a position either. I was lucky enough to one day check and randomly found an open orientation meeting for the day after. So basically, you need to be 100% committed and open every and any day of the week if you want this job. Yes, UPS Package Handler positions think they are so important and such an irresistible job position that you have to be checking every day for these openings and they open randomly without any notice.

    After being able to get an opening spot, you attend the orientation meeting where they explain to you all the logistics of the job. What to expect, pay, benefits and they warn you over and over how stressful and heavy work load this job requires. When I got to the orientation I found out they were only looking for one specific time schedule only and unfortunately, I wasn't available for that time. So this was annoying enough already. When you apply online you expect for that time to be available when you go in for orientation but it isn't. By the way, there are only certain time shifts you can apply to and you work anywhere in between those hours and you're stuck like that for 6 months so pick wisely. So for example, if you pick morning shift which is, 4am to like 9am you can work from 5-8am. If you pick mid shift it's from like 12-5pm and twilight from like 7-1am and you can work either 3-4-5 hours a day randomly every day and week.

    So continuing on with my experience, a week later I attended another of these orientations and guess what? They were hiring for my available time! So what the heck right? A week before they weren't and now they did?? Give me a break! So I had a mini interview with one of the recruiters, they asked me some general questions like: what time could I work? Can I lift 70lbs on my own? Etc. So the lady told me that they were gonna run a background check on me and when it cleared (which would take about 48-72 hrs) they would give me a call so I can start training (pretty much hired). So as expected, I got my copy of my background check cleared and waited about 2 weeks and got no call from them yet. Oh and by the way, the Ontario AirHub does not have a HR number so I had to go in person to check on my status because at the time I was still interested in the position. I talked to the same lady that interviewed me and she said I had to wait and she couldn't do anything. And I mean, I heard from other people that have gotten hired that if you show interest and are insistent that you really want this job they would hire you immediately because they need people and they want people that really want the job. But I guess in my case all I could do is wait. Uh huh, like if I had all the time and money to rely on one job only and not look other options elsewhere. I had bills to pay and the need of a job just like everybody else!

    Anyways, so I thought my "nice" little adventure with UPS Package Handler position was over until I got a call from a recruiter in September 2014, so 4 months later to see if I was still interested. By this time I had already found two jobs that payed me way more than just $10 an hour and without killing myself and inhaling dust over oxygen in my lungs. I was surprised and laughed in a 'wow! Really?' way and for my own personal satisfaction I told him: "You know what? I've been desperately seeking to get a position with UPS, went twice to personally talk to the recruiters and ask for a job, but now you call me 4 months later and expect me to be patiently awaiting and available for 'the job position of my life' (sarcastically speaking)? Well no, I am not interested anymore because I have two much better jobs. Thank you very much". And I hung up.

    Well I hope this long detailed anecdote yet filled with important information help any of you out there that is thinking of getting a position here specifically. Again, this was my own personal anecdote and by no means I am saying it happens to everyone. But think about it a lot before you commit to make a decision. I hope this helped and influenced you and your future decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you lift 70lbs on your own? When can you work? Tell me a time where you were in a stressful work environment and how did you handle it?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    It was way too late. I had found other better jobs.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toledo, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UPS.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward, they wanted to make sure i could hangle the physical work, asked if i played sports in school ect. And wanted to make sure my school schedule allowed me to be there everyday. They do run a background check so as long as your clear there its not a difficult job to get.

    Interview Questions
    • "You dont make much money at UPS, so why do you want to work here"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Part-time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at UPS.

    Interview Details

    The HR personnel was very helpful. He walked us through the the job, what we are expected to do, what others have done in the past that made them successful and what we could do to lose the job immediately. There were quite a few people there and he took interviews of people individually.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was not bad at all. The question that got me was whether I would be able to commit to working there for a full year, as I was only looking to work the summer.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Like I have mentioned before, not being able to commit for a year, which would give me a negative rehire status.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burtonsville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burtonsville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at UPS in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. At the end off the app, you pick your tour date. There are 3 steps on 3 different days (Tour, 1st Interview, 2nd Interview). All three days you are with a group of others. Everyone is interviewed individually.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None. Union rate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UPS in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After 2 weeks, I was emailed to come to a information session. First interview was a group information session about what to expect if hired. Was about 20 people there and we were called 1 by 1 for a very short interview. The interview was 4 questions asking: was I able to lift 70 pounds, how much exercise do I get, am I willing to work for 10/hour, will I be able to make it to work on time everyday. Second interview was a tour of the facility with about 4 other people. I was asked the same questions to reassure I still wanted to work there after touring the facility. Was contacted about 3 weeks later to start.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Part Time Package Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hodgkins, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hodgkins, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at UPS in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Super easy interview, most of it is just to confirm things on your app, but there is a massive catch: the main one being that the pay is LAUGHABLE for work you'll be putting into one shift, and they know it.

    Add in the fact that it's an unsafe working environment at best, and that the job description lies about the 70 pounds thing (you'll have to lift over 70's when putting in or unloading "bulk") and again, the meager pay, I'll just flat out say you're better off literally flipping burgers than risking your neck as a "package handler" at UPS.

    Oh, and if you're thinking of going in at the bottom and trying to move up, think again! They have a "non-rehire" policy, so if you suck at loading or unloading, or you full time supervisor doesn't like you, you'll never be able to work for the company again!

    So think hard before you pursue this position.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Depending on the HR rep you get, they might toss in "Why do you want to work for UPS" or "What does safety mean to you?", but they really use the 40 day work period as the interview.

      The hard part is getting a call back.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. $8.50. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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